Ecotourism Activities
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For those seeking new and breathtaking ecotourism experiences, Tayrona NNP offers attractions like Chayrama or “Pueblito”, a place full of myths and legends of the ancient communities that inhabited the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. You will find archeological ruins of their eternal architecture that you can reach after a magical trail amidst the exuberance of nature. For those seeking contemplation and rest, the Park offers magnificent beaches and the relaxing panorama of an intensely blue sea. For those seeking more exiting activities, you can snorkel in Playa del Muerto “playa cristal”, Granate and the Tayrona natural pool. In Isla Aguja and Granate you can scuba dive and you can do hikes, with the possibility of seeing birds, small and medium mammals or simply enjoying the scenic beauty, in Cañaveral, Arrecifes and Pueblito.

Hiking

The Park has the following trails: 1. Kogui or Knowledge trail from Cañaveral to Arrecifes (low difficulty, one hour). 2. Arrecifes – Boca del Saco trail going through Arrecifes beach, the natural pool and Cabo San Juan del Guía (low difficulty, two hours). 3. The stone road to Pueblito from Cabo San Juan del Guía (high difficulty, 3 hours). 4. Calabazo – Pueblito – Cabo San Juan del Guía trail (high difficulty, 4 hours).

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Fauna and Flora Observation

Tayrona NNP is the perfect place for those interested in fauna and flora. There are terrestrial mammals such as the howler monkey, titi monkey, deer, tigrillo and the awesome jaguar. There are also reptiles such as the blue poison dart frog, iguanas and the aguja caiman. Outstanding flora includes the evergreen trees that color the park during all seasons along with epiphytes such as moss, bromeliads, plants from the Araceae family and orchids that can be seen in the Park trails.

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Cultural Heritage Observation

Pueblito is, undeniably, one of the most visited attractions of the park. It is an archeological jewel that contains ruins of the ancient Tayrona civilization. You can follow two hiking trails to reach this site: the first from Cabo San Juan del Guía lasts 45 minutes and the second from El Calabazo for approximately two and a half hours.

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Research and Environmental Education

The exuberant nature of the protected area and its state of conservation make it an ideal place for scientific research. Additionally, as in all the parks with ecotourism, education institutions carry out environmental education activities in the park, as do the park rangers who speak to the visitors about the Park, its conservation objectives and ecotourism services and activities.

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Bird Watching

Colombia has the greatest number of bird species in the world, which makes it a frequented destination for professional and amateur birdwatchers. Among the species that can be observed are the white eagle, paujil, Tayrona bird or pobre toro, guacharaca, king vulture and royal flycatcher.

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Photography and Video

The scenic beauty of Tayrona NNP is the perfect place for this activity, but if the photos or video are intended for commercial use or publication you must first get a permit from Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia to carry out this activity.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba diving can be done in the Park in the areas of Isla Aguja and Granate. Diving trips, equipment rentals and diving courses are managed by the diving schools of Taganga, a small village of fishermen near the Park.

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Snorkeling

Snorkeling can be done in the sector of Neguanje where a space in front of the Playa del Muerto “playa cristal” has been assigned with expert guides for this activity. Similarly, it can be done in the Tayrona natural pool where a local guide offers this service in the framework of environmental education.

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